Friday, August 14, 2009

Food Friday: Chicken Fried Rice

We were playing games on Nick Jr this week and at the end of one of the Ni Hao Kai-Lan games was a recipe for fried rice. Our toddler was very excited and asked me to make it for dinner. I printed the recipe and adapted it to our tastes. I made the rice earlier in the day and cooked the chicken just before picking up my child from daycare. This way, he was able to help me make it and it just took a few minutes. Because he helped, he ate very well for dinner.

The original recipe calls for adding green onions at the end but I am the only one who eats onions in the family so I left them off. Feel free to add them though. I happened to have oyster sauce on hand and wanted to use some of it up so I used 1 Tbsp oyster sauce and 1 Tbsp soy sauce. It gave it a great flavor doing this.

Chicken Fried Rice

boneless, skinless chicken (I used 6 tenders, adjust to your families taste)
dash of soy sauce
2 large eggs
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp oil - as needed
4 cups cold cooked rice
1-2 Tbsp light soy sauce or oyster sauce, as desired
frozen peas

Dice chicken and cook with a few dashes of soy sauce and a dash of pepper. In the meantime, scramble the egg in a separate pan with 1 Tbsp oil. Remove chicken when it is finished and heat 1-2 Tbsp oil. Add the rice. Stir fry for a few minutes using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Mix in the soy sauce or oyster sauce and frozen peas. When the rice is hot, add the scrambled eggs and mix thoroughly. Serve hot.


Saige said...

It helps using "day before" rice in fried rice. I always cook the rice the night before I am going to use it. :)

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